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I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace. ...
by Ad Reinhardt

I tried to oppose the academic to the marketplace.
- Ad Reinhardt

If some student came up and wanted to know where to study painting,
you'd want to suggest someplace, but there's no place.
I wouldn't know where to send a student to study.
- Ad Reinhardt

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
- Ad Reinhardt

Only a bad artist thinks he has a good idea.
A good artist does not need anything.
- Ad Reinhardt

 

Art is Art.
Everything else is everything else.
- Ad Reinhardt

Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected
with some school or some museum school,
and even in New York the majority are.
That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money,
making a living selling paintings.
Only a dozen or two painters do that.
- Ad Reinhardt

I taught a lot of art history, especially Chinese,
Japanese, and Indian.
But the painting classes came back.
The nudes came back.
Not so much the still lifes.
So now our department is the worst department,
partly because it has the worst facilities.
- Ad Reinhardt

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The job at Brooklyn is interesting because Brooklyn
reflects what happened to university art departments everywhere.
It might be the worst department now,
and yet at one point it was the best in the country.
- Ad Reinhardt

Anyone who has never made a mistake,
has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Women must try to do things as men have tried.
When they fail their failure must be
but a challenge to others.
- Amelia Earhart

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.
Think not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,
but with what it is still possible for you to do.
- Pope John XXIII

A person who never made a mistake
never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

I've tried word processors, but I think I'm too old a dog to use one.
- Dee Brown

I have tried lately to read Shakespeare,
and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me.
- Charles Darwin

My wife and I tried two or three times in the last 40 years
to have breakfast together,
but it was so disagreeable we had to stop.
- Winston Churchill

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.
- Robert Benchley

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few,
and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
- George Washington

Defeat is not the worst of failures.
Not to have tried is the true failure.
- George Edward Woodberry

Today, try something you have never tried before.
Perhaps just a food that is new to you -
perhaps a whole new way of living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I auditioned on my own.
I tried to make a mark for myself without anybody's help,
not even Mom's.
- Kate Hudson

I reckon I tried everything on the old apple,
but salt and pepper and chocolate sauce topping.
- Gaylord Perry

Twice the Republicans in the California legislature
tried to block my seating because of my trips to Hanoi.
- Tom Hayden

They reality is that we have 70% of our voters use
a punch card system that I tried to change and that
bipartisan resistance in the legislature stopped.
- Kenneth Blackwell

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life...
I think I must have been crying for some attention.
- Judy Garland

Jaws was still a handsome, big guy.
He got the girl.
He was my favorite villain.
I tried to make this guy endearing somewhat because
all he wanted to do was unite his country.
- Rick Yune

I thought it might be a good move to get into a beauty
contest so I tried for Miss Pennsylvania and won.
I think that helped me get noticed, at least by the people of Pennsylvania.
- Sharon Stone

I have tried to keep on with my striving because this
is the only hope I have of ever achieving anything worthwhile and lasting.
- Arthur Ashe

We tried to make a movie that had sex and violence
because we like sex and violence.
- Larry Wachowski

It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway.
For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other
stuff away from the players and coaches.
- Bear Bryant

Watergate had become the center of the media's universe,
and during the remaining year of my presidency the
media tried to force everything else to revolve around it.
- Richard M. Nixon

I've tried to help a lot of young artists get started.
- Charley Pride

I have tried to kill sectarianism, whether in Catholics or Protestants.
- James Larkin

These children that come at you with knives,
they are your children.
You taught them.
I didn't teach them.
I just tried to help them stand up.
- Charles Manson

I've always tried to not let movie, television or theatre
be all that my life is about.
I've always tried to get involved in the community
or my family now I have kids.
- David Morse

I've never tried to manipulate my image.
- Alan Alda

I tried to do the commercial thing.
But I don't want to keep shoving Twinkies down everyone's throat.
People are hungry for something of more substance.
- Lili Taylor

I've never done Botox in my life.
But I've probably tried everything else under the sun.
- Ryan Seacrest

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

We always reminisce about how everyone tried to get Diane Lane's attention,
to very little success.
- Rob Lowe

One cannot legislate problems out of existence.
It has been tried.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I know I lost my temper, but I tried to be human along the way.
- Bernie Ebbers

A lawyer's dream of heaven: every man reclaimed his
property at the resurrection,
and each tried to recover it from all his forefathers.
- Samuel Butler

And I always tried to be not a star.
To be someone who people like to talk to.
- Kurt Masur

There have been people who have tried to take advantage of me.
They want to be linked to me just because I'm Ethel Merman.
- Ethel Merman

For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can.
Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.
- Ernest Hemingway

I have tried, in all the ways I can,
to make timeless music.
- Judy Collins

If we all tried to make other people's paths easy,
our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
- Myrtle Reed

At the end of the program, I tried to talk to the kids
a little bit about life skills.
- Troy Vincent

I don't know if you've ever tried writing a Doctor Who story,
but it's a lot more difficult than it initially appears,
especially if you've got more than one assistant.
- Sarah Sutton

I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy.
I just wanted to perform.
I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
- Keira Knightley

Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery,
I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
- Abraham Lincoln

I have a very steadfast tendency to parent myself,
to monitor my development into the person I want to be.
I've tried to keep the corruption minimal.
- Fiona Apple

I've never tried to learn the art of acting.
I have been in the business for years but I still can't
tell what acting is or how it's done.
- Paul Muni

When you go to a movie, it's about what's not being said.
I tried to bring that to Greg Sumner.
It was always about what's not being said.
- William Devane

I've always just shown up and tried to figure out what's
for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
- Robert Downey, Jr.

Whenever I was on the pitch, I always tried to win.
- Michel Patini

In my career quite a few people have tried to force me out,
but so far no one has succeeded.
- Ferdinand Piech

Well, acting was just in me and I tried to avoid it.
I didn't want to do what my parents did,
you know?
- Corbin Bernsen

I tried to have more than one emotion on the record.
- Neko Case

Well, what I tried to do is to just listen to my voice,
because my voice is my boss.
She decides.
- Cecilia Bartoli

I'm old enough and cranky enough now that if someone
tried to tell me what to do,
I'd tell them where to put it.
- Dolly Parton

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job
as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice.
That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo

I know, because I tried all sorts of ways of being in character,
and the best way is to be totally straight.
- Tommy Chong

What I tried to do is deliver movies that have worked for me more than once.
- Clive Barker


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